The 5th of November has long been celebrated, for the capture of Guy Fawkes in 1605. Since then, across Britain, we have lit bonfires, burnt effigies and set off fireworks, in commemoration of Parliament’s escape from being blown up by the gunpowder that was planted in the cellars all those years ago. This tradition continues today and the skies are lit up by spectacular firework displays over the whole country. Here are some of the best places to see the festive fireworks in North Wales.
The Pensarn beach firework display is a perfect alternative for families with young children, as on the night, there will be two separate shows. The first is a child-friendly display, which will emphasise colours yet limit the level of noise and bangs. The second is suitable for children if they are comfortable with the noise and crowds, the more traditional display begins at 7.45pm and will be a firework night to remember. Parking around the beach will be limited on the night, as many of the roads will be closed for the show, there will be alternative car parks signposted, with stewards and police on hand to guide you to them.
Along with the excitement of the fireworks, Nightly’s funfair will also be remaining open during the evening, with rides suitable for the whole family, from the Waltzers to teacups.
Toddler Display, 6.15pm. Main display, 7.45pm.
Entry to both displays is £2.50 for adults and £1.00 for children, family tickets (two adults, two children) are £7.00.
28th October 2017.
Cwrych Castle Firework Spooktacular
Wandering the castle and the surrounding grounds after dark on Halloween will provide a scare like no other. The spooky trail will have festive themed shocks around each corner, who knows what you may find on the thrilling path? Visitors are encouraged to enter the Halloween fancy dress competition, have a go at carving their own pumpkin to take home and, of course, enjoy the incredible firework display.
The firework display will begin at 7.30pm.
Entry to the firework display is £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for children, under threes go free.
31st October 2017.
Eirias Park Bonfire and Fireworks
The annual firework display at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay is an event that is penned into many people’s diaries, including locals and visitors alike. Young children, grandparents and couples come along to view the spectacular and awe-inspiring display. Parking for the event is free, although spaces are expected to soon fill up, so ensure you get there early enough to secure yourself a space nearby.
The bonfire will be lit at 7.15pm, and the fireworks will begin at 7.30pm.
Entry is free, although there will be a cash collection on the night, with 50% of the donated money going to local charities.
4th November 2017.
Llandudno fireworks display is one of the biggest displays in North Wales. The fireworks will be fired from the North Shore beach, and the display will be visible from both the pier and the promenade.
The location for this display is new, and the organisers are still awaiting confirmation from authorities for the go-ahead. The following times and dates are provisional and based on whether the event is awarded permission to hold the display. Be sure to check the Llandudno Firework Display Facebook page or the Llandudno Government website for updates on dates, times and ticket information before you arrange your visit.
The firework show will begin at approximately 6.30pm on the 4th November 2017. With a back-up date of 7th November at 7pm, weather depending.
Firework displays are very loud, which can be uncomfortable for children, we advise bringing ear protection with you, for both your child and you. The weather during the winter months can also be unpredictable, and some displays may have to be postponed depending on the conditions of the day. On the evening of the display, be sure to wrap up warm, bring along a flask of something hot and set off from our North Wales caravan parks with plenty of time to allow you to find a parking space nearby.